Investigating human rights violations arising from electronic surveillance

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Session Description

The very secretive nature of surveillance and the fact that it is very difficult to find hard evidence of it, poses challenges for the documentation of human rights violations arising out of surveillance. However, evidence-based research is needed for effective advocacy and campaigning. There have been some successful research conducted over the past few years but more is needed. The purpose of the session is to share experiences of conducting research on human rights violations linked to electronic surveillance and share successful approaches and methodologies among participants. The session may be useful for researchers, advocates and campaigners working on surveillance and human rights. I would seek one or two other researchers to co-facilitate the session.

Investigating human rights violations arising from electronic surveillance
Presenter/s Sherif Elsayed-Ali
Organization Amnesty International
Bio/s Sherif Elsayed-Ali, deputy director of global issues at Amnesty International
Language English
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